Wayne Goss instantly swooned me with his gorgeous brush collection from which I was able to pick up numbers 01, 02, 06 and 14. It has been quite a chase, but one worth the while. Wayne’s brushes are handmade in Japan by more than 20 artisans from start to finish. Japan most likely holds every brush crafting secret which makes it possible for them to craft some of the best brushes around the world – including these gems, imagine what you get for your money. They are allegedly made by the same manufacturers as Hakuhodo’s, so here’s your answer. A cruelty-free brush collection with uncut hair tips ensure the softest hair bristles I’ve ever stroked my face with. They also wash beautifully maintaining their original shape. His brushes are simple yet chic, elegant and most of all timeless. Today I’ll be reviewing Brush 02, which is part of his first collection: The Collection. Follow me on Bloglovin to be automatically notified for upcoming Wayne Goss reviews from which I will upload one every week.
Brush 02 is a relatively small tapered brush made of blue squirrel hair, which is touted to be soft and pleasant against the skin. And I can happily confirm that it’s undoubtedly the softest brush I’ve ever stroked my face with: I could turn this into a day activity without irritating my dry and sensitive skin. So obviously the brush is silky soft, besides that it’s also flexible with just the right amount of resistance. It never picks up too much product, diffusing it seamlessly onto the skin without disturbing the foundation underneath. I initially got this brush for contouring purposes and since it’s about half the size of a MAC 138 it fits perfectly in the hollow of my cheeks. The smallish brush head sculpts jaw structures I never knew existed. This has quickly become my most-used brush that’s been implemented permanently in my daily routine. In addition I’ve also been using this to apply bronzer, highlighter and to powder my T-zone and under-eye area, which makes it my perfect multi-purpose powder brush. The only thing I didn’t really find it suitable for is blusher: the brush head is too small and dense for that in my opinion.
And I can happily confirm that it’s undoubtedly the softest brush I’ve ever stroked my face with: I could turn this into a day activity without irritating my dry and sensitive skin.
All in all, it’s a kind of brush that should reside in everyone’s brush collection. Those cheekbones need to be seen. At first, I’ve been hesitating between getting this brush or Charlotte Tilbury’s Powder & Sculpt Brush. Although Charlotte’s option might be prettier, it’s also claimed to be quite scratchy. So yes, I might’ve chosen comfort above looks. Well, it’s time for me to get my game on and sculpt and accentuate those almost non-existent cheekbones …
Last week’s review of Wayne Goss’ Brush 01.